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Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things

Half a Billion Wireless Industrial IoT Connections by 2025

December 13, 2017-- Wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies and associated cloud technologies are accelerating adoption for the industrial Internet of Things.. More

LPWA Will Enable 1 in 4 Industrial Wireless Connections by 2022

October 25, 2017-- Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies will enable millions of connections for industrial automation, logistics and agriculture within the next few years... More

Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Study Scheduled to Begin by Year End

October 18, 2017--With millions of plug-in electric vehicles in use worldwide, demand for workplace charging solutions is experiencing enormous growth and ON World is seeking participants to guide a research investigation into this opportunity... More

An Exanding LoRa Ecosystem Will Connect Half a Million Networks by 2022

October 5, 2017--Cablelab’s selection of LoRa, tens of thousands of installed networks, devices that consume 1,000 times less power and new deployments in 20 of the largest US cities is upending the Internet of Things... More

The Winners Are: BLE, Zigbee, Thread, LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M and NB-IoT; Connecting 7 Billion IoT Devices by 2022

September 20, 2017-- Billions of connected “things” are a reality as wireless sensor networks (WSN) integrate with massively scaled cloud services... More

Bluetooth LE for Sensor Networks to Increase 18X by 2022

September 6, 2017-- Bluetooth Low Energy’s (BLE) impact on wireless sensor networking will be as dramatic as it was for wearable devices such as activity trackers, smartwatches and medical devices... More

Combo Chips Accelerate IoT Markets: 1 Billion 802.15.4 Annual Units in 2022

July 26, 2017-- The 802.15.4 market has gained momentum from multi-protocol chips that combine it with competing technologies such as Bluetooth Smart and WiFi... More

1 in 2 Electric Vehicle Drivers Concerned About Public Charging Availability

July 5, 2017-- After billions of dollars of electric vehicle infrastructure investment, plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) early adopters continue to have strong concerns about charging availability... More

Metering Magazine: Wireless Sensor Networks for IIoT

June 30, 2017-- Adoption of wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies is driving growth for the industrial Internet of Things...Full article (remote link)

Workplace Electric Vehicle Chargers to Increase 10X by 2022

June 21, 2017-- With millions of plug-in electric vehicles in use worldwide, demand for smart charging solutions has become an enormous developer and investment opportunity... More

Cars Learning to Replace Humans Creates $250 Billion Market by 2025

April 29, 2017-- Deep learning machines are taking over a large portion of drivers’ automotive tasks and will completely take over driving in 10 years... More

The Week In Review: IoT

Semiconductor Engineering, February 3, 2017-- An ON World survey found that nearly half of wireless sensor network adopters are employing cloud infrastructure for their industrial IoT deployments..  More
(Outside link)

Half of Industrial WSN Adopters Are Using an IoT Platform

January 31, 2017--
One in two wireless sensor network (WSN) adopters are using cloud infrastructure for their industrial Internet of Things development...  More

$35 Billion Industrial Wireless Sensing IoT Market by 2021

January 18, 2017--
Adoption of wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies is driving growth for the industrial Internet of Things...  More

2017 Oil Boom Will Energize the Internet of Things

December 14, 2016--
The renewed focus on America’s energy independence happens at a pivotal time for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies that are racing to build-out their networks and grow their ecosystems...  More

LWPA Technologies Disrupt the Industrial Internet of Things

December 8, 2016--
Growth of Low Power Wide Area networking (LPWAN) solutions combined with post-election optimism will accelerate development and deployments for industrial Internet of Things markets....  More

WSN and IoT Are Key Strategic Investments for 2 in 3 Industrial Companies

December 1, 2016--
Wireless sensor networks (WSN) and the Internet of Things are top strategic investment areas for industrial automation.....  More

Energized Oil and Gas Industry Choosing Wireless Sensors, IoT

November 16, 2016-- With potential savings of 80 percent, wireless sensors are becoming the default option for oil and gas remote monitoring, according to a recently published study by ON World.....  More

LTE-NB1 Crashes the LPWA Party

November 9, 2016-- Cities have numerous networking challenges for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) offering compelling advantages, according to a recently published study by ON World....  More

LPWA Networks Poised to Transform Enterprise IoT

October 27, 2016-- LPWAN technology is winning new enterprise IoT converts with its deep building penetration, immunity against multipath fading, 10+ year battery lifetimes and significantly lower costs, according to global IoT market research firm ON World....  More

LPWAN Developers Prefer LoRa for Industrial IoT

October 20, 2016-- Competition for LPWAN technologies is intensifying with LoRa offering the best all-around industrial LPWAN developer opportunities, according to ON World.....  More

LPWAN Services Will Reach $75 Billion by 2025

September 21, 2016-- At a pivotal time for the Internet of Things, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies are blindsiding existing wireless sensor network technologies with multi-kilometer network ranges, multi-year battery lifetimes and cloud-integrated network stacks, according to a recently published report by global IoT research firm ON World....  More

150 Million Smart City LPWAN Connections by 2025

September 21, 2016-- Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology with multi-mile ranges and multi-year battery lifetimes has created a growing smart city developer opportunity, according to a recently published report by global Internet of Things (IoT) research firm ON World....  More

2.5 Billion WSN Chipset Shipments in 2021

August 4, 2016-- The Internet of Things charges ahead with billions of wireless sensors in use worldwide and annual shipments of wireless sensor network chipsets on track to reach 1 billion within the next two years, according to global technology research firm ON World....  More

One Quarter Billion Enterprise and Industrial LPWAN Devices by 2025

June 22, 2016-- As demand for Internet of Things solutions continues to accelerate, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies are disrupting existing wireless IoT technologies while enabling new applications and services, according to global technology research firm ON World....  More

120 Million Industrial LPWAN Connections by 2025

May 24, 2016-- Within the next decade, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) will disrupt the industrial wireless sensor network (WSN) market and enable over a hundred million industrial Internet of Things connections...  More

Cloud-Connected Smart Homes to Create a $28 Billion Market

February 24, 2016-- Smart home system installations nearly doubled last year as millions of early adopters purchased cloud-connected smart home devices...  More

100 Million Internet-Connected Smart Home Appliances by 2020

January 20, 2016-- Consumer demand for smart appliances is growing and sales for major home appliances such as fridges, ovens, washers and dryers increased by 140% last year, according to a recently published report by ON World...  More

70 Million Smart Thermostats Worldwide by 2020

January 11, 2016-- Retail sales for smart thermostats nearly tripled over the past two years and this is forcing vendors and platform providers to create open and interoperable systems, according to global technology research firm ON World...  More

200 Million Smart Home Safety and Security Devices by 2020

November 10, 2015-- Competition is intensifying for smart home service providers...  More

Half of Likely U.S. Smart Home Adopters Motivated by Safety and Security

October 29, 2015-- Safety and security is the primary smart home adoption driver for U.S. consumers...  More

40 Percent of Online Adults Willing to Pay for Smart Home Services

September 30, 2015-- Growing awareness and demand for smart home solutions has reached mass market scale...  More

37 Million Smart Lighting Households by 2020

September 9, 2015-- Cloud-based platforms along with plummeting costs for LEDs and low power wireless components have made smart lighting one of the fastest growing Internet of Things markets and a catalyst for smart home innovation and adoption...  More

1 in 3 Consumers Likely to Use Smart Home Solutions by 2018

August 31, 2015-- One in three U.S. online adults will adopt a smart home sensing system within the next three years...  More

500 Million Smart Home Wireless Sensor Network Chipset Shipments in 2020

August 27, 2015-- Rapidly growing demand for smart home products and services has created a challenging environment for wireless sensor network (WSN) developers to keep pace...  More

Wireless Sensor Network Markets to Reach $185 Billion in 2020

July 28, 2015-- Billions of wireless sensing and control Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be at work in thousands of applications worldwide within the next few years...  More

Blazing IoT Markets with 450 Million WSN Chipset Sales in 2015

July 28, 2015-- Wireless sensor network (WSN) chipset shipments will approach half a billion this year due to due to plummeting component costs, open source software, developer platform advancements and growing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies...  More

ZigBee Standards Will Be Used in Over 80% of 802.15.4 Unit Shipments in 2020

June 30, 2015-- ZigBee continues to increase its share of the IEEE 802.15.4 and smart home markets...  More

ZigBee and 802.15.4 Shipments to Reach 2.5 Billion by 2020

June 17, 2015-- Annual shipments for IEEE 802.15.4 low power wireless chipsets doubled in 2014 and is on track to increase by 550% by 2020...  More

1 in 5 U.S. Consumers Plan to Buy Smart LED Light Bulbs by 2017

May 27, 2015-- Smart lighting tops the list of most likely smart home products, according to a recently completed survey by global technology research firm ON World...  More

400 Million Smart Wireless Lighting Device Shipments by 2019

May 20, 2015-- Low power wireless standards combined with a rapid migration to LED lighting has made smart lighting a catalyst for the Internet of Things...  More

Consumers Prefer Fitbit Over the Apple Watch 2 to 1

April 29, 2015-- Fitness early adopters know the price and features of the Apple Watch but they are choosing Fitbit over the Apple Watch by more than two times...  More

$10.5 Billion Mobile Sensing Fitness Market in 2015

April 22, 2015-- Bluetooth Smart radios with mobile sensors will be in over a billion devices in the next five years...  More

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Trends and Developments

InTech Magazine March/April 2015-- The industrial wireless sensor networking (WSN) value proposition has evolved from simply extending or replacing wired networks to providing cloud-connected smart object intelligence (Outside link).  More

ON World's Smart Lighting Survey Targets a Rapidly Growing Ecosystem

Feb. 25, 2015-- Global technology research firm ON World has launched its annual smart lighting vendor survey...  More

Activity Tracking Planned by Over Half of Likely Wearable Tech Users

January 29, 2015-- Consumer adoption is accelerating for wearable health and fitness devices...  More

2 in 5 Industrial WSN Users Rank Internet of Things an Important Strategic Investment

January 28, 2014-- Industrial wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments are increasing both in terms their density as well as frequency...  More

Why the Internet of Everything Won't Work Without Wireless

January 28, 2014-- The sheer volume of connected devices that could be involved in the Internet of Everything means most connections could only take place over a wireless LAN. More (Outsite link)

Consumer Wireless Sensor IoT Markets Will Approach $26 Billion in 2015

Dec. 16, 2014-- Consumers are doing their part in making the vision of ubiquitous sensing and control devices a reality...  More

Green Building Technology You'll Never See But Can Experience Now

Dec. 14, 2014-- Picture an office that cleans up after itself, improves indoor air quality with nanotech-formulated paint, and responds to sunlight by magically adjusting window tint, all while fighting climate change.  More (Outside link)

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks with 500+ Nodes Doubled Since 2012

Dec. 8, 2014-- Industrial wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments are increasing both in terms their density as well as frequency...  More

By 2018, 1 in 3 Industrial Sensors Will Be Wireless

Nov. 12, 2014-- Industrial wireless sensor networks are are creating new markets and providing growing opportunities for cloud-connected smart object...  More

53% of Industrial Wireless Sensor Network Users Are Deploying IP Smart Objects

Nov. 6, 2014-- Industrial wireless mesh deployments are accelerating worldwide with WirelessHART making up the majority...  More

$2 Billion Digital Oilfield Wireless Sensor Network Market in 2018

Oct. 30, 2014-- Wireless sensor networking (WSN) is one of the key digital oilfield technologies that are transforming the oil and gas industry...  More

Wireless Sensor Networks Are Defining a $Trillion IoT Market

Oct. 28, 2014-- Wireless sensor networking (WSN) is one of the most disruptive and essential technologies for the Internet of Things ...  More

Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee and Thread Lead WSN Device Shipments to 930 Million in 2018

Sept. 30, 2014-- Multi-purpose wireless sensor network (WSN) devices using multiple sensors and communication technologies are revolutionizing the Internet of Things ...  More

Amplifying the IoT Ecosystem, WSN Markets Will Reach $100 Billion in 2018

Sept. 25, 2014-- Cloud-connected wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are transforming global industries and disrupting the technology landscape ...  More

265 Million Wireless Personal Area Devices in 2018

August 28, 2014-- Highly integrated, low power wireless chips are enabling a new generation of mobile personal area sensors ...  More

Internet of Things by The Numbers: Market Estimates And Forecasts

Forbes, August 22, 2014-- Now that it has been established that the Internet of Things is the most hyped “emerging technology” today ... More (External link)

20% of Likely Smart Home Adopters Will Have 50+ Wireless Sensors by 2018

July 31, 2014-- Wireless mesh sensor networks are making the smart home promise a reality ...  More

Half of Americans Are Interested in Wireless LED Lighting

July 30, 2014-- Wireless LED light bulbs will be widespread in American homes within the next five years...  More

330 Million Smartwatches by 2018

June 30, 2014-- A disrupter of today’s smart devices, voice controlled, sensor-fused and cloud connected smartwatches will replace the application needs of many smart phone users...  More

$47 Billion Mobile Sensing Wearables Market in 2018

June 26, 2014-- Wearable sensors enabled by low power wireless components, mobile apps, cloud computing and a receptive fashion industry has created a technology tsunami for developers and investors...  More

30 Percent More Americans Prefer Smart Watches over Activity Trackers

May 29, 2014-- Consumers are most likely to purchase a smart watch compared with other mobile sensing wearable technology products...  More

1 in 5 Americans Will Own a Wearable Technology Product by 2015

April 30, 2014-- Mass market adoption for wearable technologies is underway in the U.S...  More

Wireless Smart Energy Markets to Reach $20 Billion by 2018

April 17, 2014-- Wireless sensor networking (WSN) has created a multi-billion dollar Smart Energy market...  More

$3.4 Billion Invested in Wireless Smart Object Startups

March 27, 2014-- Wireless smart object technologies have accelerated growth for Internet of Things (IoT) markets...  More

50 Million Wireless Smart Homes and Buildings by 2018

Feb. 27, 2014-- By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network (WSN) technology...  More

40 Percent of Consumers Are Willing to Allow Their Utility to Remotely Control Home Energy Devices

Feb. 20, 2014— A recently completed survey with over 1000 U.S. consumers by ON World found that one in four are willing to allow utilities to remotely control home area network (HAN) devices to save energy costs...  More

ZigBee and 802.15.4 to Drive 43 Percent of Smart Energy Solutions

Jan. 29, 2014— ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 are driving Smart Energy solutions worldwide...  More

ZigBee Will Lead the Fixed Wireles Sensor Network Market to 1 Billion Units in 2018

Jan. 16, 2014— ZigBee Light Link assures a dominant role for ZigBee in the fixed Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market...  More

5 Billion Wireless Sensing Internet of Things Devices by 2019

Dec. 19, 2013— Wirelessly connected Internet of Things solutions are changing the way people live and interact with their environment...  More

6.3 Million Outdoor Smart Wireless Lights by 2017

Nov. 20, 2013— Outdoor wireless lighting for municipalities and commercial properties is one of the fastest growing market segments for smart lighting...  More

100 Million Internet Connected Wireless Lights by 2020

Nov. 20, 2013— Wireless LED light bulbs will be one of the fastest growing Internet of Things markets over the next decade...  More

Retail Wireless Smart Lighting to Increase by 150% Over Last Year

Nov. 14, 2013— Rapid consumer adoption of wireless smart lighting systems is the start of a multi-year exponential growth story...  More

250 Million Wearable Health & Fitness Sensing Devices by 2017

Oct. 31, 2013— Demand for health and fitness solutions has made 2013 the year of wearable technologies...  More

Wireless Lighting Controls to Save Buildings $4 Billion in Energy Costs by 2020

Oct. 24, 2013— Within the next few years, smart buildings with wireless lighting solutions will save billions of dollars of energy, labor and component costs ...  More

100 Million Smart Building Wireless Sensor Network Devices by 2019

Sept. 30, 2013— Continuous advances with wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies will enable sentient buildings within the next decade ...  More

Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings to Increase 10X by 2017

Sept. 25, 2013— Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will be responsible for the majority of the growth in intelligent building systems ...  More

Health & Fitness Drives 40 Percent of Consumers to Consider Smart Watches

June 26, 2013—Wearable wireless sensors for health and fitness will be one of largest and fastest growing Internet of Things markets...  More

95 Million Bluetooth Chipset Shipments for Health & Fitness in 2017

June 12, 2013—Adoption of mobile sensing health and fitness products will increase by 500 percent over the next five years...  More

515 Million Mobile Sensing Health & Fitness Sensor Shipments in 2017

May 30, 2013—Mobile sensing technologies are revolutionizing healthcare by providing low-cost patient-centered solutions with real-time patient to doctor monitoring...   More

$975 Million Sports & Fitness Mobile Sensing App Market in 2017

May 23, 2013—Wearable sensors, smart mobile devices, MEMS sensors and a robust developer community have moved sports and fitness mobile sensing from early adopter to mass market... More

18 Million Health WSN Systems Will Ship in 2017

March 13, 2013—Smart mobile devices connected to wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have created new market opportunities for health and wellness... More

Health & Wellness Wireless Sensor Networks to be Worth $16 Billion in 2017

March 13, 2013—Cloud connected wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are changing the way consumers and healthcare organizations think about health and wellness... More

Technology Trends That Are Driving Internet of Things Markets

Jan. 30, 2013—Within the next five years, billions of Internet connected wireless smart objects will be in use... More

GreenPeak Announces the GP690 ZigBee PRO solution and the Open Smart Home Framework

January 7, 2013 – CES, Las Vegas – GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-communication semiconductor company, today announces the GP690, adding ZigBee PRO to its product portfolio and offering full support for its Open Smart Home Framework, integrating all three ZigBee networking variants Green Power, RF4CE and PRO into a single overall architecture. More (outside link)

Developers Identify New Opportunities for Internet of Things Markets

Dec. 5, 2012—Wireless sensor network (WSN) developers are finding an expanding ecosystem with Internet of Things markets... More

WSN Chipset Shipments Will Surpass 1 Billion by 2017

Nov. 14, 2012—Advanced Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies are driving Internet of Things markets... More

Smart Home WSN Chipset Market to Increase 1400 Percent in 5 Years

Oct. 16, 2012—Opportunities for Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) continue to expand and Smart Home offerings have become the focal point... More

ZigBee Alliance Celebrates 10 Years: Delivering The Internet of Things And Energy Management And Efficiency

Oct. 4, 2012—The ZigBee® Alliance celebrates its first decade of successes this month, most notably in enabling the growing machine-to-machine (M2M) an Internet of Things (IoT) trends and providing utilities and energy service providers with new consumer energy management and efficiency capabilities. More

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Trends & Developments

InTech Magazine featured article, October 2012—Despite a challenging economy, the industrial Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market has doubled over the past two years. More

39 Percent of Industrial Wireless Sensors to Enabled New Applications in 2016

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012—Driven by standards based solutions, adoption of wireless sensor networking (WSN) is accelerating in the industrial sector... More

Oil & Gas Booming with the Help of Wireless Sensor Networks

San Diego, Calif., July 11, 2012—Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) has emerged as a key technology for accelerating oil and gas exploration and advancing the latest extraction techniques... More

WirelessHART Adoption Tripled Since 2010

San Diego, Calif., June 27, 2012—The migration to standards based wireless sensor networking (WSN) is one of the biggest technology developments for industrial automation... More

24 Million Industrial Wireless Sensing Points in 2016, Says ON World

San Diego, Calif., June 21, 2012—An erratic global economy did not prevent the industrial Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market from doubling over the past two years...  More

Home Energy Management Revenues to Surpass $4 Billion in 2016

San Diego, Calif., March 26, 2012—The strategy of moving home energy intelligence into the cloud is disrupting the Smart Home market and expanding opportunities for the Home Area Network...  More

Cloud Home Energy Service Revenues to Increase 30 Times in Five Years

San Diego, Calif., March 12, 2012—The strategy of moving home energy intelligence into the cloud is disrupting the Smart Home market and expanding opportunities for the Home Area Network...  More

500 Million IP Smart Object Nework Devices by 2016

San Diego, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011—Smart objects that communicate using Internet Protocol (IP) will be the fastest growing segment for sensor networking over the next decade, increasing 450% faster than non-IP based sensor network technologies during this period...  More

38 Million Smart Homes by 2015, says ON World

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011—Chances are your home will soon become smarter... More

$6 Billion Smart Home Cloud Services in 2015

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011—Smart Home sensor network chipset shipments will approach 100 million worldwide in 2015, enabling nearly $6 billion in cloud services for energy and home service providers... More

ZigBee/802.15.4 Module Revenues to Approach $1.7 Billion in 2015

San Diego, Calif., July 19, 2011—ZigBee/802.15.4 chipsets nearly doubled last year and the market is set to increase by up to 800% in five years...   More

1 Billion Smart Energy Network Modules to Ship over the Next Decade

San Diego, Calif., May 11, 2011—Fueled by aggressive carbon emission targets and rising energy costs, the Smart Energy Network (SEN) ecosystem will increase by 570% over the next decade...   More

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